Minya and Assiut security forces have succeeded in catching a gang that
specialised in kidnapping members of wealthy families in Assiut and Minya and
demanding ransom. Their last victim was the Coptic boy the 13-year-old Antonius
Nawwar who was earlier this month kidnapped by unknown men in front of his
school in the Minya village of Manshat Minbal, Mattai, [http://en.wataninet.com/news-
and was returned to his family unharmed a week ago.
The gang was formed of three unemployed men: Waleed E. D, 21; Muhammad K.
K, 23; and Mustafa M. K, 38; from the village of Beni Zeid in Qoussiya, Assiut; as
well as Hussein A.A, 30; from the village of Tawfiqiya in Samalout, Minya. The
members of the gang confessed to having kidnapped Antonius for ransom. Minya
police said the ransom money was found with them and returned to the family.
25 April 2016